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Monthly Archives: December 2015


Force 5's Most Visited Blog Posts in 2015

Posted on December 31, 2015 by marty

1) Do I Need a New Website?

The team at Force 5 shares their thoughts on signs that your business might need a new website.


2) Happy Halloween

A Halloween post with downloadable pumpkin stencils of the Force 5 team.


3) Is Your Website Mobile-friendly?

A blog about the importance of having a mobile-friendly website.


4) SQL Case Study - Convert data rows to columns

A step-by-step solution to converting a set of data rows in table columns in a temporary table and  populating that table with the data from the answers table using the power of a stored procedures in Microsoft SQL Server.


5) Google Analytics for Nonprofits

An article about the importance of using Google Analytics with a link to a GA dashboard.


6) Take a Book. Leave a Book. (Don't Steal a Guest Book).

An update on Force 5’s Little Free Library after a recent flurry of guest book burglaries.


7) How-to: 301 Permanent Redirect with ASP.NET 4 - Response.RedirectPermanent()

A guide on implementing the new 301 Permanent Redirect to inform search engines that content has moved to a new location.


8) Take a Book. Leave a Book.

The installation of a Little Free Library at the Force 5 office.


9) 5 Google AdWords Tips That I Learned from Pheasant Hunting

An article about the correlation between upland birds and pay-per-click advertising


10) Importance of Brand Touchpoints

A post about the importance of having a strong brand, built from the inside out, and Brand Evangelists throughout your company.


Does Your Website Have What People Want?

Posted on December 29, 2015 by marty

According to a recent study by HubShout, 94% of people use a mobile phone to search for local businesses. So what information are they looking for when they get to your website?

  • 88% are looking for your business hours (46% are annoyed when they can’t find business hours on a website)
  • 85% are looking for your phone number (42% need to see a phone number or address displayed prominently)
  • 82% are looking for the address of your business or driving directions
  • 70% are looking for prices
  • 67% are looking for your menu of products or services

So make sure that your website has what people want, because the study also says that 54% of those people will look for information on a business elsewhere if it can’t be found on the mobile website. Even scarier is that 39% will look for another business and 6% will refuse to do business with those who have bad mobile websites.

If you have questions about your website, please feel free to give us a call at (574) 234-2060.